Thoughts, ramblings, and stories from the trail as I adventure in places near and far with my Arabian horses.
Fall Colors Between Rhio's Ears
Saturday, March 5, 2011
My Pinto Arabian
To be fair, this picture is after he'd rolled in the indoor arena post-ride
I have mentioned before how much Rhio likes to be dirty. One of his nicknames is "Pigpen," as in the Peanuts character. I often lament the fact that he happens to be grey, and in the spring especially, threaten to dye him a dark color. It is a very good thing that I have no intention of even attempting to keep him clean for anything official where appearances matter (i.e. the show ring) and that my philosophy is: as long as the bits under the tack are clean, we're good to go! Winter is many things, but one of the best is that my grey horse stays sparklingly, brilliantly white for the most part (especially when he wears his blanket); the rest of the year he is grungy, grubby, stained, filthy, and generally looks pretty unkempt - just the way he likes it!